I am back in the Midwest after a trip to sunny Southern California, where I spoke at the 10th Annual Veteran Economic & Business Development Summit in Riverside. My presentation, “Joint Ventures vs. Prime/Sub Teaming” covered the key legal distinctions between joint ventures and prime/sub teams, with a special focus on the SDVOSB joint venture rules.
A big “thank you” to Julie Padilla, Scott Rice, and the rest of the team from the Riverside Community College District Procurement Assistance Center, who put together an outstanding event. And of course, extra thanks to the veterans and small business owners who attended (and asked some great questions).
If you were not able to make it to last Friday’s event, you don’t have to be left out. Just contact me and I would be happy to provide you with a copy of my slides.
I am pleased to announce that I have joined with Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition and Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners to produce a new Internet-based radio show called Position To Win: Policies, Protests and the Pursuit of Opportunities.
Every two weeks, Guy, Larry and I will offer our take on policy, legislative, and legal matters affecting small government contractors. In today’s segment, Guy discussed small business set-aside contracting dollars, Larry weighed in on the potential small business impacts of the pre-award protests of the GSA OASIS vehicle, and I talked about the recent bill to move SDVOSB verification from the VA to the SBA.
Guy and Larry are two of the most knowledgeable voices in the industry, and I’m happy to join them on Position To Win. I hope you’ll tune in.
Do you want to know more about joint ventures and teaming agreements? Do you want to spend a Friday in November enjoying the warmth of sunny Southern California?
If you answered “yes,” I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a seminar on “Joint Ventures vs. Teaming Agreements” on November 8, 2013 in Riverside, California. The seminar will offer a “bird’s eye” overview of the key differences between joint ventures and teaming agreements. Attendees will learn “do’s” and “don’ts” when setting up a joint venture or team, common pitfalls, and strategies for success.
The seminar is part of the 10th Annual Veterans Economic and Business Summit. For more information, contact the Riverside Community College District Procurement Assistance Center. Hope to see you there!
If you are interested in small business teaming, and located in the Pacific Northwest (or plan to be), please join me and other presenters on May 3, 2013 for a free all-day workshop designed to give small contractors an in-depth look at teaming, joint venturing and subcontracting on federal procurements.
I will offer two sessions during the workshop: “Legal Aspects of Teaming and Government Contracting” and “Compliant and Effective Teaming Documents.” Other sessions will include “Introduction to Teaming,” “To Bid or Not To Bid,” and “Proposal Writing in the Teaming Environment.”
The workshop will be held in Oregon City, Oregon (near Portland) and is sponsored by two great organizations, Powering Up! Small Business Teams and the Clackamas Small Business Development Center. Visit the workshop’s registration page to sign up. I hope to see you there!
Join me in Oklahoma City March 26-28 as the Mid-America Government Industry Coalition hosts a town hall event on federal mentor-protege programs.
In the wake of major mentor-protege changes enacted in the National Defense Authorization Act, this event couldn’t be more timely. The program features a diverse panel of subject matter experts from government and industry and will offer plenty of time for questions and networking.
All participants will receive a complimentary copy of my book, The Small Business Guide to Government Contracts. Best of all, tickets to the March 27 NBA showdown between the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder are available.
Please check out the event’s website and contact MAGIC with any questions. I look forward to seeing you there!
Interested in creating compliant and effective joint venture agreements, teaming agreements, and subcontracts? Join me this Friday, March 15, for a free webinar sponsored by Powering Up! Small Business Teams.
The webinar will cover mandatory provisions to include in joint venture agreements under the 8(a), WOSB and SDVOSB programs, required subcontract “flow downs” and other small business teaming requirements. In addition, we will go beyond the minimum legal requirements and discuss best practices for thorough and effective teaming documents–topics such as dispute resolution, termination, exclusivity, non-disclosure of confidential information, and more.
To register for Friday’s free webinar, or find out more information, visit the webinar’s registration page. And if you’re interested in learning more about the ins and outs of small business teaming, mark your calendar for the upcoming teaming webinars in the Powering Up! webinar series.